About our Aunt/Uncle Testing Service
The lab cannot perform this test if the aunt / uncle is NOT a full sibling to the alleged father in question
When trying to determine an avuncular relationship the most conclusive method, if at all possible, is to test the parent of the child in question. In cases where the parent of the child is not available to provide a DNA sample, an avuncular DNA test can be carried out to determine the probability of the relationship.
Avuncular DNA tests are different from a paternity test which will always provide a conclusive result. When processing an avuncular DNA test, the laboratory will establish the genetic profile of the alleged relative and the child. An avuncular index is calculated using these genetic profiles. If the avuncular DNA index is less than 1.00 it indicates that the tested persons are not related. If the avuncular DNA index is greater than 1.00 it indicates that the tested persons are more likely to be true biological relatives. The higher the avuncular DNA index value, the greater the likelihood that the tested applicants are true biological relatives.
We strongly suggest including the sample of a known parent to provide stronger results.
What Our Test includes:
- Discreet packaging marked ‘Private & Confidential’
- DNA testing of one aunt, uncle or grandparent and the child
- Our Premium Quality Avuncular DNA Test using 21 genetic markers
- Confidential DNA test results in 5-7 working days
- Our legal ISO accredited DNA tests are available and include free Special Delivery postage of the sampling kit to your chosen health professional
Sample collection for your avuncular DNA test is simple and quick thanks to our home sample collection kit. DNA samples can be collected using painless mouth swabs. We require 4 mouth swabs per person. Although we encourage saliva samples, we can actually test other samples such as hairs, semen, toe and finger nails and many more. To view a full list of alternative DNA samples, click here. Keep in mind that we can guarantee a turnaround time of 5-working days when testing is carried out with mouth swabs. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.
2 types of Avuncular Tests Available
Peace of Mind Avuncular DNA Testing
Order your home Avuncular DNA test kit, receive your kit and collect your samples at home using oral swabs. Our Avuncular DNA test laboratory processing cost is £249 and includes DNA testing of two applicants. See the information box below for full details. Additional children or a known parent may be tested at an extra cost of £70 each.
Legal Avuncular DNA Testing
Order your legal Avuncular DNA test kit to get court admissible results that can be presented as proof of relationship. Our laboratory processing cost for legal Avuncular DNA testing is £349 and includes DNA testing of two applicants. Additional children or a known parent may be tested at an extra cost of £119 each
To qualify as an accredited legal DNA test, the DNA sample collection process must be witnessed by a health professional or neutral third party with no interest in the outcome of the test. The identity of the applicants submitting DNA samples must also be verified by photographic proof of identity and 2 passport-sized photographs of each applicant must accompany the samples.
NOTE: The health professional may charge a sampling fee and this cost is not included within our fees.